Kassir.ru demanded compensation from Yandex for discrimination


The national ticket operator Kassir.ru demanded 328 million rubles from Yandex as compensation for discrimination. Representatives of the service are sure that due to the creation of enriched answers by Yandex in the search results of Kassir.ru, there were no users. The operator can file a lawsuit if the companies do not reach an agreement out of court, writes “Kommersan”.

Kassir.ru demanded compensation from Yandex for discrimination

To win the case, Kassir.ru will need to prove in numbers the percentage of user churn due to Yandex’s actions, and that this churn is not related to any other circumstances, said Ekaterina Tokareva, partner at the Pen & Paper Bar Association. .

Such disputes are the most difficult, since it is quite difficult to prove the amount of income that could be received: this requires a large amount of financial documents, financial analytics, and possibly an examination.

In June 2019, the ticket operator Kassir.ru filed a complaint with the Federal Antimonopoly Service about unfair competition from Yandex — the essence of the claim was that Yandex uses its dominant position by selling tickets through Yandex.Afisha using a widget in issuance, while other operators do not have such an opportunity.

Kassira.ru indicated that the price of tickets for events for all services is the same and is set by the organizer. The FAS did not comment on the statement.

In July, five services – Avito, CIAN, Profi, 2GIS and Ivi – demanded from Yandex equal access to interactive responses to user requests.

On May 25, 2022, it became known that the FAS closed the case against Yandex about the so-called “sorcerers” – this Yandex tool works in the form of interactive responses to a user’s request, they appear on the search results page immediately after advertising and before organic release.

Internet companies that have applied to the FAS on the issue of “sorcerers” claim that their use for their own Yandex services restricts free competition.

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